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OCONNOR INTRODUCES CAMERA SUPPORT SYSTEM FEATURING ALL-NEW ULTIMATE 1040 FLUID HEAD AND FLOWTECH100 TRIPOD Posted: 13/09/2019
OCONNOR INTRODUCES CAMERA SUPPORT SYSTEM FEATURING ALL-NEW ULTIMATE 1040 FLUID HEAD AND FLOWTECH100 TRIPOD

OConnor today introduced a camera support system that pairs the all-new Ultimate 1040 fluid head with the multi-award-winning flowtech100 tripod. This exclusive system combines the world-renowned precision and versatility of OConnor's fluid heads with the unique speed of flowtech's carbon-fiber tripod technology, allowing professional camera operators to move from heavier to lighter payload camera setups quickly and without compromise.

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Vitec Production Solutions at BIRTV2019 Posted: 25/07/2019
Vitec Production Solutions at BIRTV2019

BIRTV2019 Show Preview, Vitec Production Solutions, Booth 3022

Coming Soon! Autoscript WinPlus-IP Features
Autoscript is set to release new features within WinPlus-IP, the Intelligent Prompting software adopted by broadcasters worldwide. Intelligent Prompting offers a fully IP-enabled workflow that can also accommodate video workflows. The new features harness the power of IP to enhance remote production and studio workflows, saving users time and money. Watch for an August (pre-BIRTV) announcement!

Tags: BIRTV2019 | Vitec Production Solutions | Autoscript WinPlus-IP | Litepanels Gemini 1x1 | Vinten FH-155 | OConnor 2575 Fluid Head | Sachtler | Vinten | flowtech Tripod
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Vitec Production Solutions at the BSC Expo Posted: 15/01/2019
Vitec Production Solutions at the BSC Expo
Making its official debut at the BSC Expo will be the all-new dual-battery bracket, which enables users to power a Gemini panel with two industry-standard 14.4V broadcast camera batteries mounted directly to the yoke or light stand. With its extremely lightweight and on-board, ballast-free power supply, Gemini has always been easy to transport and rig at on-location shoots. Now it's even more practical in situations where portable power is preferred over mains power, including a broad range of ENG and ENP applications. Unlike competing LED panels, which can only generate 50 percent of their maximum output when battery-powered, Gemini can operate at up to 100 percent intensity running from mains and battery power alike.
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The Vitec Group Set to Shine at 2017 NAB Show Posted: 25/04/2017
The Vitec Group Set to Shine at 2017 NAB Show
In one of NAB's biggest showroom floor exhibits, The Vitec Group will once again display its extensive range of premium-branded products and services for broadcast, film, and photographic professionals. In booth C6025, the Vitec Group will bring together some of the most respected, sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autocue, Autoscript, Avenger, Bexel, Camera Corps, Litepanels, Manfrotto, OConnor, OFFHollywood, Paralinx, Sachtler, SmallHD, Teradek, The Camera Store, Wooden Camera, and Vinten.
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OConnor Introduces New 2560 Ultimate Fluid Head Posted: 27/05/2015
OConnor Introduces New 2560 Ultimate Fluid Head
OConnor, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of fluid heads, tripods and camera accessories for film and television production, has announced the release of its new 2560 Ultimate Fluid Head. The latest addition to the company's successful Ultimate range of fluid heads, the 2560 is ideally suited to the configurations of today's camera set ups. Specifically engineered to support fully accessorized smaller cameras in studio configuration, the lightweight fluid head has the flexibility to be used with many of the film cameras and large-sensor digital offerings available currently available or releasing soon.
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Vitec Videocom announces intention to acquire Autocue Posted: 11/04/2014
Vitec Videocom announces intention to acquire Autocue

As part of an ongoing strategic programme to deliver improved service, support and experience to its customers worldwide, along with innovative products, Vitec Videocom, a division of theVitec Group plc, has reached a conditional agreement to acquire Autocue.

 
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Sachtler launches new robust 75mm aluminium tripod Posted: 14/03/2014
Sachtler launches new robust 75mm aluminium tripod

Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec group company, has released the next upgrade to its renowned FSB product line with its brand new ENG 75/2 D HD tripod.

This high quality tripod for ENG professionals is the latest design from Sachtler, who has been the partner of choice for camera operators for more than 50 years. Supporting a very wide payload range up to 35kg/77.2lbs, the ENG 75/2 D HD guarantees precise camera operation. The 75 mm bowl tripod offers operators the most robust and durable option providing the ease of use and quick set up vital for all ENG applications.

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Markus Fraunholz Filmed the Historical Film Frei (eng. Free) with the OConnor 2575 Posted: 20/12/2013
Markus Fraunholz Filmed the Historical Film Frei (eng. Free) with the OConnor 2575

The historical film Frei is a fictitious story about a romance between an SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer and a Jewish Holocaust survivor. The historical backdrop is the ratline, a Nazi escape route after the war. The work on the film took director Bernd Fischauer and DoP Markus Fraunholz to South Tyrol and Trieste. The scenery and atmosphere there had to match those of the original locations among others, Buenos Aires. This required intensive preparation and planning to the last detail. To implement the 88 motifs in 27 days, Fraunholz needed camera support that would precisely carry out every predetermined setting. That is why he depended on the robust and innovative 2575 fluid head by OConnor, a part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.

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An Unbeatable Team: Alexander Palm and OConnor Posted: 20/12/2013
An Unbeatable Team: Alexander Palm and OConnor

 

 At the beginning of the year, DP Alexander Palm documented the "average German" Thomas Mller and his "average life" for the Terra X series "Deutschland wie wir leben" (Engl.: Terra X Germany Who We Are) produced by the German network ZDF. For the scenic sections, the cinematographer accompanied the protagonist throughout his day with the Canon C500. During filming, Palm used two OConnor products, the O-Grips and the 2575 fluid head. OConnor is a part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.

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DoP Hans Jakobi Relies on the OConnor Ultimate 2575D Head Posted: 19/12/2013
DoP Hans Jakobi Relies on the OConnor Ultimate 2575D Head

The documentary "Legacy of Gods", produced by Cinemonde Innovativ and Virtual Experience is a massive project which is to be finished in time for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The team finds places all over the world where a wide variety of deities are thought to have lived from Chile to Guatemala, Ethiopia, Nepal, Morocco, Jordan, Turkey, and Israel. On location, the team surrounding German DoP Hans Jakobi will be confronted with the common roots of all faiths and pilgrimage sites. For this purpose, the 3D movie is elevated to a new level with special equipment. For high-resolution 3D pictures, the team films with at least 48 images per second and uses a remote-controlled mini-helicopter. The multi-channel 7.1 Dolby Surround System enables the team to get the right sound.

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OConnor Helps Crescenzo Raise the Bar of Visual Excitement on CSI:Las Vegas Posted: 16/12/2013
OConnor Helps Crescenzo Raise the Bar of Visual Excitement on CSI:Las Vegas

Keeping a hit television show thats been on the air for 14 years fresh and interesting is a demanding challenge. As scripts get bigger to sustain audience interest, budgets inevitably get smaller. When a show reaches syndication, it has primarily done its job of crossing the finish line of making money for a very long time, says CSI cinematographer Crescenzo Notarile, ASC. So, why spend more when the networks, at this point, dont have to. Its a creative challenge to keep the audience coming back with what we have. Its not making more its making the freshest. Working with OConnor and its support equipment, it keeps us cameramen perpetually perfecting camera movement and striving higher to express a story. Each week we try to creatively surpass what we did in the previous episode, and in our own way, raise the bar if not for the audience, for ourselves as filmmakers. And, I can always count on OConnor to be there to help me make this possible. OConnor is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.

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Lheure bleue: In the blue blaze of twilight with the OConnor 2575 Posted: 31/10/2013
Lheure bleue: In the blue blaze of twilight with the OConnor 2575

In the blue hour, the sky shines deep indigo producing an almost magical atmosphere. Any Cinematographers who want to capture the special light in this limited time frame must be able to quickly and dependably work with their equipment. That is why Italian cinematographer Maura Morales Bergmann depended on the versatile 2575 fluid head by OConnor, a part of Vitec Videcom, a Vitec Group company, to shoot the French short film Lheure bleue by director Annarita Zambarano last year.

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Michos Takes On Music and Dance With OConnor for Langston Hughes Memoire Black Nativity Posted: 24/10/2013
Michos Takes On Music and Dance With OConnor for Langston Hughes Memoire Black Nativity
Music and dance are a big part of the contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes holiday musical drama, Black Nativity. It follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged grandparents. While attending his Grandfathers church production of Black Nativity, Langston falls asleep and escapes into a dreamscape of song, dance, and a little divine intervention. Practically every dance or song number relied on instinct and the ability to whip pan. Snap zoom, or even grab the focus in the process of discovering the most dynamic shots, says cinematographer Anastas Michos, ASC. Thats where my favorite support the OConnor 2575 was invaluable. OConnor is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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OConnor Helps Chema Wrangle a Real Cow for Backyard Burger Spot Posted: 15/10/2013
OConnor Helps Chema Wrangle a Real Cow for Backyard Burger Spot
While filming his second commercial spot for the upscale fast-food Southeast-based company, Backyard Burger, Jon Chema faced both a tight budget and the challenge of wrangling a real live untrained cow. When I saw the storyboards, I saw that we would be shooting at the top of an overlook as morning fog rolled in and the sun rose on our location outside of Nashville. I realized the cow wasnt going to stand still, so I had to have a set-up that was steady and mobile at the same time. Thats why OConnors 1030D, O-Box, O-Grips and Follow Focus supporting our RED Epic with Zeiss Super Speed lenses was simply a must. OConnor is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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OConnor Takes Mathers Through Battlefields for 1000 to 1 Posted: 07/10/2013
OConnor Takes Mathers Through Battlefields for 1000 to 1
Cinematographer James Mathers often chooses projects that have passion, heart, and a positive message. Such was the case of his latest production, 1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story. For the inspiring true comeback story of a gifted college basketball player felled by a catastrophic stoke, Mathers knew his shooting package had to perform flawlessly. Thats why he chose the RED Epic paired with Angenieux, Zeiss, and Fujinon lenses, along with the OConnor 2575 for support.OConnor is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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